[SEQ RERUN] Three Dialogues on Identity

by MinibearRex1 min read12th Apr 2012No comments

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Today's post, Three Dialogues on Identity was originally published on 21 April 2008. A summary (taken from the LW wiki):

 

Given that there's no such thing as "the same atom", whether you are "the same person" from one time to another can't possibly depend on whether you're made out of the same atoms.


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